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Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Microsoft granted patent for...Page Up, Page Down

If patenting the obvious is considered something of an art form in the world of IT, then Microsoft is undoubtedly an old master. The Page Up Page Down patent it has been granted would seem to confirm this...

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Two Women Sentenced to ‘Re-education’ in China

Two elderly Chinese women have been sentenced to a year of “re-education through labor” after they repeatedly sought a permit to demonstrate in one of the official Olympic protest areas, according to family members and human rights advocates.

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The World's Weirdest Vending Machines

Vending machines can be incredibly useful if they are put in the right place, and sell the right things. They are available 24 hours and can empower even the shyest of shoppers to buy normally embarrassing items.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

You better be good! (PIC)

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Report: W.T.C. 7 Was Brought Down by Fire, Not Explosives

Fires in the 47-story office tower at the edge of the World Trade Center site undermined floor beams and critical structural columns, federal investigators concluded Thursday, as they attempted to curb still-rampant speculation that explosives or fuel fires were responsible for the building’s collapse of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Man Arrested and Locked up Just for Taking a Photo of Cops

When Andrew Carter saw a police constable ignore no entry signs to reverse up a one-way street to reach a chip shop he went over to protest about the illegal manoeuvre and photograph the officer and his vehicle. It led to the 44-year-old being arrested and slung in a cell, over claims he had 'assaulted' an officer with his camera.

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This new catfood tastes like crap.

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Ron Paul: physical opposition to gov may become necessary

Paul says physical action such as nonviolent protest may become necessary to preserve the republic.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Top 10 Chinese rip offs -

Dramatic as this headline, I'm obviously not taking about the originals! Over the past couple of years we have noticed that many fake or rip-offs from China emerge no sooner than a gadget is announced.

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That is when .... I ATTACK!

Watch your back

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The World's Biggest Hole [PICS]

The giant hole is actually a diamond mine in Eastern Siberia near the town Mirna. It is 525 m deep, and 1,25 the diameter.

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Majority Afghan women jailed for being rape victims

Two-thirds of the women in Lashkar Gah's medieval-looking jail have been convicted of illegal sexual relations, but most are simply rape victims – mirroring the situation nationwide. The system does not distinguish between those who have been attacked and those who have chosen to run off with a man.

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Women Spend 3,276 Hours Getting Ready

Women spend 136 days of their lives getting ready for a night out - enough time for an astronaut to fly to the moon and back 22 times.

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Olympic Torch Lights The Moon! [PIC]

"I was running late, rushing from my last job to the Bird's Nest for the men's 100m final - as I turned the corner with one of my colleagues we saw a full moon rising above the stadium and we could not believe our luck!

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They Are Not Kidding With That Kung Fu Panda (Pic)

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Try it yourself!

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Aerial combat: American F-15 vs Russian Su-27

Fortunately for mankind it's computer-generated imagery.

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Citizens of Mars Protest (PIC)

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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Parents Let Kid Drop Out Of School To Focus On Guitar Hero

Let's try to keep the bad parenting bait to a minimum for this one, folks, but holy crow, I can't not show you this story. A 16-year-old in Raleigh, N.C., whose parents have let him drop out of school so that he can focus on a professional gaming career via Guitar Hero

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